Time is running out for East Baton Rouge residents who haven't put their flood debris out for collection.
Contractors are preparing to make a final sweep of the parish and all remaining debris must be deposited in the public right-of-way by Sunday, Nov. 6 so crews can collect it. Anyone who can't meet the deadline must call the city-parish at (225) 389-4865.
More than 1.6 million cubic yards of flood debris have been collected so far. Residents may alert officials to remaining debris at gis.brla.gov/reportdebris or by calling (888) 721-4372.
In a Wednesday news release, the government reminded residents that debris removal crews cannot collect waste related to construction and reconstruction. The city-parish has recommenced the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, at lslbc.louisiana.gov, as a resource where residents can find professionals to help with disposal of those materials.